Project Sehpaathi – A Social Outreach Program for Inclusive Education
‘Project Sehpaathi’, a social outreach program for education started as a community project with the sole aim to serve the weaker sections of society. It is a voluntary campaign for students aged thirteen and above.With its unique concept of inclusivity and sustainability, the Project has pushed its boundaries and expanded to a larger audience since its inception in the month of May 2020.The Project in its first year was able to connect with NGOs and organisations namely ‘Lakshya Foundation, Sanshil Foundation and ‘Samarpan Foundation’. We are working closely with these organisations to facilitate quality education to the people from socially and economically backward sections of the society.
Student members of Project Sehpaathi consider it as their responsibility to reach out to the people who need a medium to get educated and be financially independent.It became important for us to convert this project from an ideal community project to a non-profit venture.Project Sehpaathi changed for the better, offering affordable and quality services. Under this project ,students now provide services like formatting of books for the visually challenged people, tutoring services for middle school students, counselling sessions catering to all needs, conducting virtual heritage walks, organising drag sessions and helping other schools come up with their own social service projects. The earnings from all these services are further being utilized for betterment and widening the spectrum of their services, penetrating their reach, and to get more and more teachers and counsellors on board with them.
Our dedication and passion has led to our association with many renowned organisations and personalities like UNODC South Asia, YAH India , CAF India and Rethink India, to name a few. We have also partnered with companies like Westland by Amazon which is helping us in the formatting of the books for visually challenged, along with Lalit Hospitality Ltd. which is helping us in conducting nation wide drag sessions.Renowned counsellors and mentors like Ms. Prarathna Kaul, Richa Vashishta, Mr. Parmesh Shahani, Ms. Namrata Upadhyay, Ms. Neha Jain and Dr. Vikram S. Panwar are now an integral part of this project .
The Project was presented at India’s Future Tycoons, a national Level competition, in the month of February. The idea was much admired by the jury and bagged a seed fund of INR 10,000/-. Divya Sijwali and Parth Puri , the team behind this initiative, won fourth position nationally for their business project. They were also mentored by business industry experts during their journey of the project. They won the title of The Best Pitch as well.
- Ms. Vedica saxena
- President -Divya Sijwali XI A
- Vice President- Parth Puri XI C